Court sentences pediatrician for demanding money under the table

A female pediatrician at a Social Insurance Foundation (IKA) clinic in Iraklio, on the island of Crete, accused of charging the parents of a 2-year-old girl 30 euros to vaccinate their child, was handed down a prison sentence of 18 months by a first instance court on Thursday. Her professional license was revoked for a period of 12 months.
The pediatrician demanded money under the table, even though visits to the state social insurance fund’s healthcare facilities are free of charge to those insured by IKA.
The 65-year-old pediatrician told the court that she was the victim of a plot. Her attorneys will bring the case to a court of appeals.

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